Max and Lore Zeller Library Catalog
Hynes, William J. ed.

Mythical trickster figures : contours, contexts, and criticisms - Tuscaloosa, AL University of Alabama Press c1993 - x, 265p.; bibliog. refs.; bibliog.; index

1 William J. Hynes and William G. Doty - Introducing the fascinating and perplexing trickster figure. 2 William G. Doty and William J. Hynes - Historical overview of theoretical issues: the problem of the trickster. 3 William J. Hynes - Mapping the characteristics of mythic tricksters: a heuristic guide. 4 William G. Doty - A lifetime of trouble-making: Hermes as trickster. 5 Laura Makarius - The myth of the trickster: the necessary breaker of taboos. 6 Mac Linscott Ricketts - The shaman and the trickster. 7 Christopher Vecsey - The exception who proves the rules: Ananse the Akan trickster. 8 Robert D. Pelton - West African tricksters: web of purpose, dance of delight. 9 Robert S. Ellwood - A Japanese mythic trickster figure: Susa-no-o. 10 William J. Hynes and Thomas J Steele - Saint Peter: apostle transfigured into trickster. 11 T.O. Beidelman - The moral imagination of the Kaguru: some thoughts on tricksters, translation and comparative analysis. 12 Anne Doueihi - Inhabiting the space between discourse and story in trickster narratives. 13 William J. Hynes - Inconclusive conclusions: tricksters--metaplayers and revealers

'...contributes significantly to the literature of this important subject. It presents in a single volume a variety of approaches and draws upon a wide veriety of cultures. The introductory chapters, which develop typologies and grapple with methodological issues, together with the bibliography give the book lasting value.'

Hardcover

0817305998

92019629


Trickster
Animals, Mythical

GR524 .M96 1993
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